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Solfrid Cristin
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01 May 2014 at 8:18pm | IP Logged 
Here you can discuss anything you need regarding how to interpret rules, or give advice on carrying out the
Super Challenge.

If you want to read the rules or need to register please go to the

SUPER
CHALLENGE RULES AND REGISTRATION


And any updates once you have started reading and watching movies can be added in the

SUPER
CHALLENGE UPDATE THREAD


Edited by Solfrid Cristin on 01 May 2014 at 8:29pm

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Expugnator
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01 May 2014 at 8:41pm | IP Logged 
I need a characters-to-page conversion rate =D
I'm going to read Chinese mostly online, using Pera Pera, and I need to know how many
pages I will have read each time.
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Solfrid Cristin
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01 May 2014 at 8:43pm | IP Logged 
I can't help you there. Does anyone know a reasonable conversion system?
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01 May 2014 at 8:55pm | IP Logged 
I'm wondering whether reading through the forum can be counted as reading for my English
SC.. However, I probably won't count it anyway, because then I would not be that
motivated to read a BOOK :D

But maybe someone also wondered about that, so I'm just curious..
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Solfrid Cristin
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01 May 2014 at 9:02pm | IP Logged 
Komma wrote:
I'm wondering whether reading through the forum can be counted as reading for my 
English
SC.. However, I probably won't count it anyway, because then I would not be that
motivated to read a BOOK :D

But maybe someone also wondered about that, so I'm just curious..


I would recommend a proper book :-)
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milesaway
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01 May 2014 at 9:15pm | IP Logged 
I think someone already asked this in the previous thread, but I can't remember the
answer. Do monolingual textbooks count? All my Russian exam prep and grammar books are in
Russian. I've also got 2 Finnish textbooks with everything in Finnish. Can those count
for reading? It's not quite as exciting as a novel, but it's also quite useful.
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01 May 2014 at 9:58pm | IP Logged 
Monolingual textbooks count. I remember Cristina saying that many of them are harder than easy novels.

I also see no reason not to count the texts from a coursebook the way you'd count articles etc. That could amount to, like, 40-50 pages out of 200-300.

(BTW in case you're interested in Russian-based textbooks for Finnish, I recommend Opi puhumaan suomea by Муллонен and simply "Учебник финского языка" by Чернявская. They take it for granted that you know what cases and conjugations are)

Edited by Serpent on 01 May 2014 at 9:59pm

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Jeffers
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01 May 2014 at 11:05pm | IP Logged 
I remember being allowed to count text from coursebooks, and I used NFWE last time. It can be a very helpful way to get yourself up to speed, like a graded reader. But I would still recommend going to some non-didactic native material soon as well.


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